Orange 21 Inc. Announces Transfer of Listing to Nasdaq Capital Market

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 8, 2009-- Orange 21 Inc. (NASDAQ:ORNG) announced today that it received approval from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff to transfer the listing of its common stock from the Nasdaq Global Market to the Nasdaq Capital Market. The transfer is effective as of the Market opening on Friday, May 8, 2009.

The Nasdaq Capital Market is one of the three market tier designations for Nasdaq-listed stocks, and operates in substantially the same manner as the Nasdaq Global Market. The Nasdaq Capital Market currently lists the securities of approximately 550 companies. Our trading symbol will remain “ORNG” and trading of our stock will be largely unaffected by this change. Securities listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market must satisfy all applicable qualification requirements for Nasdaq securities and all companies listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market must meet certain financial requirements and adhere to Nasdaq’s corporate governance standards.

About Orange 21 Inc.

Orange 21 designs, develops, markets and produces premium products for the action sport, motorsports, snowsports and youth lifestyle markets. Orange 21’s primary brand, Spy Optic(TM), manufactures sunglasses and goggles targeted toward the action sports, motorsports, snowsports and youth lifestyle markets.

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Source: Orange 21 Inc.

Orange 21 Inc.
A. Stone Douglass, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 760-804-8420
Fax: 760-804-8442